Ethnic Group Evaluation. Please review Chapters 5 through 9 of Race and Ethnicity as you prepare for this assignment.
By the mid-twentieth century, European immigrant groups described in Week One had combined to form a white racial majority in the United States. Today, Blacks, Native Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and non-white Europeans interact with the white majority in a system of race that can be broadly described as comprising whites and non-whites, whites and racial minorities, or whites and people of color. While unique ethnic groups share a culture in which ethnic conflict is present, including pressures to assimilate, the broader culture also celebrates the unique culture of many ethnic groups in America.
Write a paper in which you evaluate a selected major ethnic group in the United States. Please elaborate on the following points in your essay:
a. Select an ethnic group from among those discussed in Chapters 5 through 9.
b. Examine the history of this group in the United States, including immigration, assimilation, conflict with other ethnic groups, and other issues of interest.
c. Provide an example of a widely held myth or misconception about this ethnic group. How do we know this is a myth? Why is this myth so difficult to abandon?